Favorite Things to Do in Aurora!

February 2, 2017

We know that watching the Super Bowl is among the most-anticipated things to do this weekend, but if you’re not planning a big get-together or want to know what else is going on, here’s a list! From a vacations showcase with two major cruise giveaways to a cooking club and a mob tour of downtown Denver, there are  always more things to do near Southshore!

Thursday, February 2

The fresh fare at Joe’s Crab Shack will tickle the taste buds of anyone, and especially seafood lovers. From steam pot combinations of crawfish, shrimp, andouille sausage, crab, lobster, mussels and clams, to crab buckets, cedar plank-roasted salmon and the fisherman’s catch of the day, one thing is certain: you’ll need to bring an appetite! The menu range is from $10-$20, and word on the street is that the key lime pie rocks!

To Register: AuroraGov.Org/Recreation
11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Cost: $15 ($10 residents)
Phone: 303-739.7950

For kids who like to take Styrofoam trays and other media and make designs to transfer to paper, come join the party. This print-making material can be used again and again, so the fun never ends!

Martin Luther King, Jr., Library, 9898 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-739-1940

This monthly game group plays ALL KINDS of games, from YuGiOh and Monopoly to Settlers of Catan, and more!  You can even bring your Nintendo 3DS or play Minecraft with your friends.

Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora
4:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-739-6600

Friday-Sunday, February 3-5

Brilliant Traces depicts the story of Henry Harry minding his own business in his isolated Alaskan cabin when a woman shows up lost and in full bridal attire. If not for the snowstorm, he’d help her find her way out of the wilderness, but instead they try to get along in this sometimes tense, sometimes funny comedy-drama.

Vintage Theater, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora
Fri.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 p.m.
Tickets: $12-$30
Phone: 303-856-7830

In the stage drama Myth Jason’s small campfire and video camera strain to penetrate the darkness of the remote woods outside Yellowknife, Canada. He is doggedly searching for the definitive proof of an undiscovered species (is it Sasquatch?) that he is certain exists in this place.

Aurora Fox Theatre, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora
Fri./Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $26-$33

Friday, February 3

Using paper and cardstock, young people from fourth to eighth grade can drop into this papercraft club and make figures from Minecraft, Pokémon, Star Wars and other things. Start creating three-dimensional “people” the minute you join the club!

Mission Viejo Library, 15324 E. Hampden Cir., Aurora
4:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-326-8600

For the young builder, engineer, or imaginative young person who wants to build buildings, cars, or whatever they can dream up, this Build-It Friday group uses different materials every week to inspire their imaginations to build things!

Martin Luther King, Jr., Library, 9898 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora
3:30 p.m.
Phone: 303-739-1940

Saturday, Feb. 4

Meet with more than 65 exhibitors from cruise companies, travel tour operators, convention and visitor bureaus, luggage brands, and more. Attend one-or more-of 25 seminars covering all kinds of travel including river and ocean cruising, European getaways, tropical retreats, exotic destinations, domestic adventures and much more!

For sports fans, there will be prizes to win, including tickets to the Rockies, the Nuggets and the Avalanche. Or enter to win Copper Mountain ski resort lift tickets, a two-night stay in Santa Fe, two Eurorail Passes, eBags and trunk organizers or two amazing cruise giveaways. Even if you’re not planning your vacation now, you might win one worth taking!

Sports Authority Field at Mile High, 1701 Bryant St., Denver
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Admission: $8:00 (AAA members receive $2 discount)

Every month members choose and cook a different recipe from a selected cookbook. They then bring in a sample and discuss their cookery with other chefs. Stop by Tallyn’s Reach to decide which delicious dish you will create. Registration required.

Tallyn’s Reach Library, 23911 E. Arapahoe Rd., Aurora
11:00 a.m.
Phone: 303-627-3050

Jim Cronin, educator, performer and author, brings his collection of science toys that educate and entertain kids of all ages.  In addition to his work as a science edutainer, Mr. Cronin is the award-winning and highly acclaimed author of The Brin Archives, a science-fiction novel series.  Mr. Cronin will sell and autograph copies of his books after the program. All ages are welcome.

Mission Viejo Library, 15324 E. Hampden Cir., Aurora
2:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-326-8600

Tuesday, February 7

Tuesday’s a great day to strap on your snowshoes and hike up Wild Basin. With a starting elevation of 8,900 feet and a gain of 300 feet, this hike is 4.4 miles roundtrip and is rated easy-to-moderately difficult. Transportation is provided with the group that departs from the lobby of the Aurora Center for Active Adults. Regardless of weather in the metro area, snowshoers must be prepared for weather in the mountains. Call the center for a recommended equipment list.

Aurora Center for Active Adults, 30 Del Mar Circle, Aurora
7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
$31 ($24 for residents) plus $10 or an America the Beautiful park pass
Phone: 303-739-7950

Wednesday, February 8

As we mark over 50 years since the death of Malcolm X this February, join Active Minds for a review of the life and legacy of this controversial civil rights leader. The group will examine how Malcolm X’s efforts and ideas impacted history and influence our society today.

Heather Gardens Auditorium, 2888 S Heather Gardens Way, Aurora
2:00-3:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Join Denver mob historian Tom Hackett as he takes the day trippers on a very special night out, mob style. Tour several mob locations before heading to Gaetano’s Italian Restaurant for a special mob-themed dinner and live music made famous by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and others. The menu range is from $8 to $16.

Aurora Center for Active Adults, 30 Del Mar Circle, Aurora 4:30-9:15 p.m.
Cost: $65 ($50 residents)
Phone: 303-739-7950

Southshore: Full of Things to Do!

If you don’t live here yet and haven’t visited, come out to the master-planned community of Southshore in Aurora. Visit one of the striking models at Village Homes and don’t miss the new collections from Richmond American Homes. Century Communities is also ramping up with new models to choose from! The ranch and two-story designs are priced from the $400s to the $700s.